* essay should be 750-900 words long, double-spaced, with standard margins. It should include an introduction setting up the thesis, a number of body paragraphs using evidence from the documents to support the analysis, and a conclusion
* essay must discuss the actual debate about the raid on Harpers Ferry as recounted in the John Brown packet.
*It should also consider the broader choices made over law (the role of natural law versus that of laws made by legislative bodies) and between moral and economic imperatives.
*analysis should draw a conclusion about Douglass assertion as it applies to that period and others.
* combine analysis with persuasion. That is, you should not just describe, but also defend your opinion through an analysis of historical change and the social forces surrounding it.
*You should cite sources as you use them with a footnote at the end of the sentence where the information or quotation appears.
*Use at least 4 documents as evidence